REPP injects £1 million into solar-powered battery rental business targeting off-grid communities in West Africa

London, UK, 11 December 2020 (Solar Business Hub) — The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), funded by the UK Government’s International Climate Finance, has invested £1 million into a renewables-powered battery rental company that provides affordable energy access to off-grid communities in West Africa.

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UK startup Cheesecake Energy announces solar energy storage pilot with Nottinghamshire County Council

NOTTINGHAM, UK, Dec. 7, 2020 (Solar Business Hub) —  Nottingham-based startup Cheesecake Energy Ltd (CEL) and Via East Midlands (Via) who are wholly owned by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) today announced a trailblazing partnership to install and test CEL’s cutting-edge energy storage technology for the charging of electric vehicles at Via’s Bilsthorpe highways depot.

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The City of London to source over half its electricity demand from Voltalia’s solar farm in Dorset

France-based renewable energy company Voltalia announced it has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply the City of London with renewable energy from a new 49.9 MW solar PV plant near the village of Spetisbury, in Dorset.

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Sunstore Solar launches WattGrid, a new range of turnkey off-grid power systems


Sunstore Solar makes off-grid energy accessible with new WattGrid self-contained solar power generation systems.

West Sussex, UK,  Nov.24, 2020 (Solar Business Hub) — Sunstore Solar, a leading solar energy specialist in the UK, announces the arrival of a new brand of off-grid solar power systems called WattGrid. A fully self-contained solar power unit that can be delivered, connected and be generating sustainable energy within hours.

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UK government commissions space solar power stations research


Solar energy harvested in space offers the potential for an unlimited and constant zero carbon power source.

The UK government has commissioned new research into space-based solar power (SBSP) systems that would use very large solar power satellites to collect solar energy, convert it into high-frequency radio waves, and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electrical power grid.

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